By the time you’re 30, you know who you are inside. You learn to laugh at things you can’t change; you learn to be yourself.
As far as expectations go, you can never work for expectations. You have to work against them.
I’m not a what-if and could-have person. I’m happy with my decisions.
When you walk in a saree, you must kick the pleats. It becomes more comfortable that way.
For me, men and women are different. A man is genetically gifted to pull more than a woman. But at the same time, I don’t consider women to be any less than men. In fact, I feel we are far more intelligent than them.
Everyone has the right to their lives and to look the way they want to! Tomorrow I can put on 25 kilos it’s my choice, my body!
The only thing that works is a good script!
Shah Rukh is as passionate and as enthusiastic as ever.
I sincerely believe that no problem is bigger than man, and problems are blown out of proportion by man himself.
I’ve punched a fan in the face because he was obnoxious. I’ve also pinched a child and made him cry, but I was 10 then!
My mother [actress Tanuja] has taught me that. It’s 100 percent home or 100 percent work – I give complete attention to both. That’s because I understand that work is not my life, and my life is not just work.
I can understand going for Botox at 45-50, when you want to keep things in place. But I don’t understand 25 year olds going for Botox or under the knife. You don’t require it. Your skin is fresh, young. Why would you do that to yourself?
Financially, I do not need to work unless I want to, and whatever film I accept has to be right for me in the sense that it should justify the time I spend away from my husband and kids.
I have a lot of road rage. Mostly with the rickshaw and cab drivers trying to cut me; it’s the traffic. Grrrr!
Earlier, my priority was only work. I worked like a dog before I got married. After marriage, once you have a baby, time management is difficult. Your responsibilities change, your priorities change. And you have to concentrate on them if you have to work out your life. Your career is just a part of your life. For me, my family is my life.
I’d love sloth. I wish sloth would come home and visit me once in a while. I don’t consider laziness a sin at all.
I won’t ever direct a film. And I certainly won’t write an autobiography. Only self-obsessed people want to write or talk about themselves!
I am mean; I’m nasty at times. I don’t feel like talking to people at times. When I am in a bad mood and have had a really awful day, don’t come in my face because I am not tolerant and I am not a goddess; I can’t handle it after a point. I am going to get up, and I am going to scream, and I am going to say bad things to you.
I don’t think any actor can be satisfied. I am still in the learning phase and I hope I am always in the same frame of mind when I act or do anything else. That’s what makes life interesting and worth living.
Hand washing is the first basic step towards achieving any millennium goals for development. It saves lives.
Motherhood is an amazing feeling, and if you get to relive those special moments while working, it works as an icing on the cake. Kids have always been close to my heart, and working with them is a pleasure for me.
That’s what the sari is about. Everything is covered, yet a peep of an ankle can be a turn on for men.
Every parent craves for a child, and once their wishes come true, they feel that it’s not possible for them to love anyone more that the first born. But the fact is, after you have the second issue, the feeling is, how can I not love the kid?
Going out at night and having a fabulous social life takes a lot out of you, and I don’t know if I have that much to give, honestly. I would rather give that time to my kids or spend that time reading a book or watching a film. I am selfish and lazy.
I know what my comfort zones are. But without a back-up, I will never step out of my comfort zone. I don’t go bungee jumping; I won’t jump from the third floor without a safety net. I don’t do such things. That’s not my personality type.